Do you know when to call a boating accident attorney? Most recreational boating accident victims assume that if they are injured on the water, their local personal injury attorney will be able to help.
But most bodies of water, like Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Powell, Lake Havasu and Lake Tahoe, are not governed by the state, but rather by the General Maritime Law. This means that you need an experienced Maritime attorney.
Recreational boating accidents occur when jet skiing, water skiing, yachting, sailing and tubing. These activities can lead to a variety of boating accidents that can create expensive, often debilitating or even fatal injuries for their victims.
Boat accidents cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths every year.
Due to user error, alcohol or drug intoxication, poorly marked waterways, or the negligence of other boaters, recreational boats can collide with other watercraft, possibly causing injury to all parties involved.
Minor injuries like bruises and broken bones can result. But more serious injuries, including brain damage, spinal cord injury or even drowning and death are not uncommon.
Maritime law is a highly specialized area of the law, and most general practice personal injury attorneys are not familiar with it. If you are involved in a boat accident, an experienced boating accident attorney will be able to navigate the law appropriately and give you the best legal representation.
Contact a Boating Accident Attorney
At the Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor, our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience practicing maritime law, and we are very experienced in claims resulting from boat accidents.
If you were injured in a recreational boating accident anywhere in the United States, we can provide you with the most qualified boating accident lawyer for your legal representation.
To arrange a free consultation, please call us today toll-free at 1-888-440-5829. You can also contact us by completing our free and confidential form located on this page and we will follow up with you directly.